About the EJIL

Welcome to the website of one of the world’s leading international law journals. The EJIL was established in 1990 by a small group of scholars based at the European University Institute, the Universities of Florence, Munich and Paris II and the Michigan Law School. The Journal has grown since then in size, strength and reputation, but the Editors’ original vision remains unchanged. About the EJIL


  • 21-03-2016

    In our latest EJIL: Live! episode Professor Weiler speaks with Professor Yishai Beer from the Radzyner School of Law in Israel, about his provocative and controversial article, "Humanity Considerations Cannot Reduce War’s Hazards Alone: Revitalizing the Concept of Military Necessity”, which appears in EJIL, Volume 26, Issue 4.

  • 25-09-2015

    The EJIL: Live Extras series comprises short video conversations with leading international law scholars. In our latest EJIL: Live Extra! our Editor-in-Chief Professor Joseph Weiler asks Professor Martti Koskenniemi whether the world of blogging and tweeting has become integral to academic life today.

  • 17-09-2015

    In this EJIL: Live Extra! our Editor-in-Chief Professor Joseph Weiler asks Professor Hilary Charlesworth of the Australian National University whether feminist theory in international law has now become mainstream.

In The Current Issue: Vol. 27 (2016) No. 1


  • JHHW,
    The EJIL Foreword; 10 Good Reads; Vital Statistics; EJILs Assistant Editors; With Gratitude - Shirley Wayne; In this Issue (free fulltext)

The EJIL Foreword

  • Robert Howse,
    The World Trade Organization 20 Years On: Global Governance by Judiciary (abstract)


  • Charles Leben,
    Hebrew Sources in the Doctrine of the Law of Nature and Nations in Early Modern Europe (abstract) (free fulltext)
  • Andreas Kulick,
    About the Order of Cart and Horse, Among Other Things: Estoppel in the Jurisprudence of International Investment Arbitration Tribunals (abstract)
  • Yoshiko Naiki,
    Trade and Bioenergy: Explaining and Assessing the Regime Complex for Sustainable Bioenergy (abstract)
  • Timothy Meyer,
    Shifting Sands: Power, Uncertainty and the Form of International Legal Cooperation (abstract)

Roaming Charges

  • Roaming Charges: The Halls of Justice: At the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights in Arusha, Tanzania (free fulltext)

Critical Review of International Jurisprudence

Review Essays

Book Reviews

The Last Page

  • Niccolò Ridi, Sondre Torp Helmersen,
    Public International Limericks (free fulltext)